Member of the Month - June 2019
Meet June's ASNE Member of the Month - RADM Mark Whitney! Read on to learn a bit more about RADM Whitney in his interview with Membership Manager Michelle.
Michelle: What got you into Naval Engineering? (What specific event or moment).
Mark: Based on my passion for marine engineering learned at Maine Maritime Academy, when I decided to join the Navy, I knew that naval engineering was all I wanted to do, which ultimately what got me to join the Engineering Duty Officer community.
Michelle: What is a fun fact most people don't know about you?
Mark: I lived in Africa for a year with my family, I was 10 years old My Father was getting his degree in Theology and decided to be a missionary and so we went to what was then Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.
Michelle: What is one engineer/scientist/ or mathematician dead or alive would you like to meet?
Mark: Leonardo da Vinci
Michelle: If you could engineer your perfect concession stand/food truck, what would it be?
Michelle: Why are you a member of ASNE?
Mark: I believe in and support the mission of ASNE, there has always been a personal connection. We need to connect with the youth of our country and get them excited about Naval Engineering.
Michelle: What does "Naval Engineering" mean to you?
Mark:To me Naval Engineering is the heartbeat of the Navy. One of my favorite sayings from my days as an engineer on the USS LUCE (DDG 38), was “if the snipes (engineers) don’t groove, the ship don’t move.” The expression applies to all elements of being a Naval Engineer and is critical to the future of our Navy now more than ever.